Austin Ranks as Fourth Fastest-Growing Metro Area According to U.S. Census

  • On September 17, 2015

If it seems like more people are moving to Austin and Central Texas everyday, that sentiment was confirmed by the recent release of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1-Year American Community Survey, which tracks demographic changes year-to-year for places with more than 65,000 residents.

While Austin was not the fastest-growing metro area in Texas in 2014 (that honor goes to Midland), the city did add over 60,000 new residents, or an average of 165 new Austin-area residents each day including babies born here.

Williamson County was the 10th-fastest growing county in the U.S., adding over 18,000 new residents in 2014.

Overall, Texas added over 508,000 residents, tying with the District of Columbia for the second-fastest growing U.S. state or territory. Only North Dakota grew at a faster rate.

To read the Austin Business Journal’s recap of the 1-Year American Community Survey, and to review the results from other cities, counties, town and states, visit here.